The changing skyline of Taipei (#travel, #Taiwan, #Asia)

The changing skyline of Taipei (#travel, #Taiwan, #Asia)

In the 1920s, this smokestack at a cigarette factory in the city center that produced 2 billion cigarettes a month was the tallest structure in the city.

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Today that honor belongs to the Taipei 101, which is also one of the tallest buildings in the world.

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It looks like there are some new contenders in the works though! It is interesting to see such large structures because the city doesn’t feel as dense as NYC or Tokyo and its hard to understand how the land values justify the development of such skyscrapers in those conditions.

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